Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject we critically interrogate the idea of development from a number of perspectives including: growth-centred development, human development, post-development, gender and development, indigenous development, participatory development and alternative development. The focus is on contemporary manifestations of these different approaches, and we place them in historical perspective.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Master of International Development and related double masters (AMID/AMIDV/AMIDH/HZHPHID/HZPHID), Graduate Diploma of International Development(AGDST) or Graduate Certificate of International Development (ACDST).


Incompatible subjects DST4CAD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply critical insight into development theories and approaches to selected development issues and themes.

Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

02. Communicate knowledge about development theories and approaches

Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

03. Critically reflect on approaches to development, based on texts.

Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

04. Demonstrate understanding of key development theories.

Essay, presentation and reflective essay.

05. Engage in student-led discussion and learning.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2000-word class presentation paper25 02, 03, 04, 01, 05
one 2000-word reflective assignment25 02, 03, 04, 01
one 4000-word research paper50 03, 04, 02, 01